Coniston, Hawkshead, Sawrey, in the Lake District

Relax while you soak up the scenery and gentle pace of life...

The delightful village of Coniston nestles at the foot of the famous Coniston Old Man fell (From where you get superb views of Coniston Water and Lake Windermere) and nearby to the Grizedale Forest. The village has a welcoming feel and traditional Lake District warmth to it; visitors will find plenty of shops and cafes in which to relax while they soak up the scenery and gentle pace of life.

A popular centre for walkers, climbers and cyclists, the area is also well known for Coniston Water; setting for the famous children's story, Swallows and Amazons and also scene of Donald Campbell's tragic world water-speed record attempt in 1967. Nowadays the Victorian steam yacht `Gondola' which first went into service in 1859 and was restored in 1977 by the National Trust, plies the five miles of water from April to October. You can hire rowing boats, electric boats, kayaks and dinghies from Coniston Boating Centre on the lakeshore.

Take the opportunity to visit the Ruskin Museum, for local history, and `Brantwood' on the shores of Coniston Water, former home to the poet John Ruskin.

Positioned between Coniston Water and Windermere, Hawkshead is arguably the quaintest location in the lakes, with white washed cottages dating back to the 16th century, charming old pubs and tea shops along narrow traffic-free streets.

The village is busy with tourists who come to see the Grammar school where, in the 1780's William Wordsworth developed inspiration for this early poetry and home to the Beatrix Potter gallery showing her original drawings for her children's books. The village hosts the annual Victorian fair and agricultural/sports show every summer.

Broughton-in-Furness is well situated a few miles west of nearby Coniston, and is becoming a favoured destination for the more discerning visitor, who appreciate its tranquil charm and acknowledge it as part of the "Undiscovered Lakeland". In the Square is the town hall, once the market hall, and now the Tourist Information Centre, two slate fish market slabs, and old stocks, which together with the surrounding three storey merchants houses, creates a unique feeling to this historic market town. There is also a good selection of amenities within the village including an award winning restaurant.

Thompson Ground - Sunny Brow Cottage ref: NP58

Hawkshead, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£318-£806
4 star rating
Thompson Ground - Sunny Brow Cottage
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A characterful cottage set on a working farm with a warming open fire and plenty of outdoor space.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Duddon Bank Cottage ref: E1155

Thwaites, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£342-£800
3 star rating
This 300-year-old cottage enjoys an elevated position, with French doors to the terrace and a woodburner in the living room.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Fairy Glen Cottage ref: CC124121

Satterthwaite, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£462-£807
3 star rating
Fairy Glen Cottage is a typical, delightful Lakeland cottage with wooden floors and antique fireplaces.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Apple Tree Lodge ref: W8866

Hawkshead nr. Ambleside, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£0-£0
3 star rating
A well placed three bedroom holiday lodge enjoying lovely views of surrounding fells. Local amenities 150 yards in the pretty village of Hawkshead.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

West Vale Country House - West Vale Garden Apartment ref: W43295

Far Sawrey, nr. Ambleside, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£346-£904
4 star rating
A contemporary holiday apartment finished to a high standard with French gardens out onto private gardens.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Crimson Cottage ref: 30152

Broughton-in-Furness, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£382-£807
4 star rating
With its multi-fuel burner and four-poster bed, this romantic retreat for two is close to the Duddon Valley.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Cosy Cottage ref: W41283

Rusland, nr. Hawkshead, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£278-£607
3 star rating
With Grizedale Forest on the doorstep, this property is located in Rusland valley between Lake Windermere and Coniston Water.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Lake Bank Lodge ref: CC129324

Water Yeat near Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£505-£1229
4 star rating
This holiday property is suited to families and is set on the edge of Lake Coniston, an amazing area to explore.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Red Deer Lodge ref: CC124169

Finsthwaite near Hawkshead, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£562-£2167
4 star rating
Red Deer Lodge is aptly named, looking out towards acres of woodland - so well situated for glimpsing these most beautiful of creatures.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Town End Barn ref: CC124116

Satterthwaite near Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£442-£1347
4 star rating
This Lakeland cottage just oozes character and boasts uninterrupted views towards Grizedale forest.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Fernlea ref: CC124122

Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£344-£822
4 star rating
Charming country style apartment ideally located in the delightful village of Coniston with views to the surrounding fells and Grizedale forest.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Deer Close ref: UK1006

near Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£639-£1149
4 star rating
Nestled in a secluded woodland on the eastern shore of Lake Coniston in approximately six acres of gardens and grounds with stunning views across the lake towards the Coniston Fells.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Park Stile Cottage ref: E1509

Broughton-in-Furness, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£341-£837
3 star rating
This delightful, semi-detached cottage is tucked away in a village location and enjoys its own garden.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover

Bend or Bump Cottage ref: W1310

Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£348-£728
2 star rating
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Thompson Ground - The Farm House ref: B6491

Hawkshead, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£428-£1280
4 star rating
Set on a working farm with wheelchair access, panoramic views and private patio. Central Lakeland location with lots of attractions to visit nearby.
  • Sleeps
    10
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    SAT